ERIC Number: ED389606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
One Teacher's Struggle To Balance Students' Needs for Challenge and Success.
Smith, Margaret Schwan
This study investigated a dilemma faced by an experienced teacher during the early stages of participating in a mathematics instructional reform project, Quantitative Understanding Amplifying Student Achievement and Reasoning (QUASAR). The dilemma arose as the teacher's past practices came into conflict with new forms of instruction. Factors that assisted the teacher in dealing with the dilemma and arriving at a satisfactory resolution included: (1) encouraging teacher reflection on practice, (2) providing a nonthreatening forum for discussing reflections, and (3) providing ongoing support during implementation. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reform Efforts; Teacher Change
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (17th, Columbus, OH, October 21-24, 1995). For entire conference proceedings, see SE 057 177.